Swim Waves:

Championship Waves:

  • 6:50 am- Pro Men
  • 6:53 am- Pro Women
  • 7:00 am- Championship All Men
  • 7:05 am- Championship All Women and Aquabike

Half Rev: 

  • 7:15 am- Men Under 40, Clydesdale
  • 7:20 am- Men 40+
  • 7:25 am- All Women, Relays, Aquabike

Olympic Rev:

  •  7:55am- Men Under 40
  •  8:00am- Men 40+, Clydesdale, Relays
  • 8:05 am- All Women, Aquabike

**Red Caps will be available for all swimmers who feel uncomfortable in the water, just ask at registration and we will provide you with a different cap. By taking a red cap lifeguards, kayaks, and race officials will know to keep a close eye on you**

Swim Course Summary:

Athletes will assemble at Volunteer Landing adjacent to Calhoun’s on the River. Each wave will enter the water by jumping off the dock and then swimming to the start buoy. There will be a 5 minute warm up period for each wave. Athletes will swim up river and make the turn at the marked buoy. The Half and Championship athletes will swim .3 miles further up river before making their turn at the Half buoy. Then athletes will swim back down river exiting at the UT Lady Vols Boathouse across the street from Neyland Stadium.

Swim Course Rules and Regulations:

  • Wearing swim goggles or a face mask is recommended, but optional
  • No fins, paddles, or flotation devices of any kind allowed
  • Timing Chips must be secured on your ankle.
  • No individual paddlers or escorts allowed. Course will be adequately patrolled by surfboards, kayaks, and patrol boats.
  • Please do not apply sunscreen or Vaseline to areas bearing your race number prior to applying your race number. Numbers must remain on during the swim.
  • Time penalties may be imposed on an athlete not behind the official start line 5 minutes prior to the race start.
  • Swimmers are required to stay on course, swim clockwise, and keep turn buoys on their right. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  • If you require assistance in the swim you are able to hold on to any kayak as long as you do not make any forward progression. If you are unable to finish the swim or need immediate assistance please remove your swim cap and wave it in the air until a boat or lifeguard is by your side.
  • Each swimmer must wear the colored swim cap provided by the Race Director, unless you have latex allergies or you switch for the red swim cap.

Swim Course Maps: